A gripping, deadly thriller from 'a brilliant storyteller'.
Dismissed from a top secret Soviet nuclear base in the last days of communism, a KGB Major steals a suitcase bomb and buries it in his backyard. Sixteen years later he's going to sell it - to the highest bidder.
The only man standing between the world and Armageddon is an undercover police officer who has infiltrated the criminal gang acting as middlemen, and an MI6 team trailing him across Europe.
But can his loyalties be trusted? Whose side is he really on? If he fails, and the bomb gets through, the damage would be incalculable. The back-up team must find their man at all costs and protect him - from himself...
Intricately crafted and clocklike in its controlled release of psychological and geopolitical tension. - Kirkus Reviews
A long, distinguished career as an ITV war reporter gives Seymour's books absolute authenticity. He knows how the nuts and bolts of undercover surveillance and terrorism work. - Guardian
[An] excellent, multi-layered novel . . . The thrills and action in this fascinating cloak and dagger story pile on and the author keeps the suspense of what will happen almost until the last page. - Eurocrime
Gerald Seymour spent fifteen years as an international television news reporter with ITN, covering Vietnam, the Middle East, and terrorism across the world. Seymour was on the streets of Londonderry on Bloody Sunday, and was a witness to the massacre of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics.
Gerald Seymour's first novel was the acclaimed thriller Harry's Game, set in Belfast. He has since written twenty-four more novels, of which six have been filmed for television in the UK and US.